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Des Charles Te Ihi Matai Panui

#341393  Des Charles Te Ihi Matai PANUI

#341393  Des Charles Te Ihi Matai PANUI

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Des Charles Te Ihi Matai AWMM
  • Surname
    Panui AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Desi AWMM
    • Charles Te Ihi AWMM
  • Service number
    • E341393 AWMM
    • Vietnam 341393 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 July 1936 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    NZ Force – South East Asia. (Singapore-Malaysia 1966-1989) Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 10 August 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • E341393 AWMM
    • Vietnam 341393 AWMM
  • Military service
    "Des" was the Sergeant of 3 Platoon, Victor 6 Company. Returned to Dieppe after SVN. Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 10 August 2017 - Dieppe Barracks history
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Prisoner of war

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  • Father of Roy, Dean, Maria, Jan, Brian and Jason

    Subritzky M: The Vietnam Scrapbook, Page 285

    Born 2 July 1936 at Shelly Beach and educated at Kaipara Harbour Primary in Helensville (1941-1948) and Seddon Memorial Technical College in Auckland (1949-1952). Took part in Compulsory Military Training (CMT) before joining the Regular Force in May 1959. Posted to 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Regiment and sent to Malaya on the SS Captain Cook in October 1959. Stationed at Taiping and conducted operations on a monthly rotation. Returned to New Zealand in 1961 when the battalion was replaced by 1RNZIR. Trained National Service personnel at Waiouru (1963-1966) and completed various star and promotional courses leading up to 1968. Posted to 1RNZIR in Dieppe Barracks, Singapore May 1970. Served in Vietnam with V6 Company, May-December 1971. Returned to NZ in May 1972. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 January 2014 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Oparuparu Urupa, Haranui Road, South Head AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 31 January 2014 AWMM
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  • #341393  Des Charles Te Ihi Matai PANUI (V6-3 Plt Sgt) 29 January 2014 aged 77. Oparuparu Urupa, Haranui Road, Parkhurst, Parakai, West Auckland [-36.62821, 174.37988] LEST WE FORGET another great soldier ONWARD
    Public - Roscoe - Comrade - 2 June 2018



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02 June 2018RoscoeAucklandComrade
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